Many of our readers will know that Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia, but how many of us really understand the science behind it? Everyday there are new facts and 'breakthrough' research stories that sound amazing, but when the detail start to appear, leave us baffled?
Lisa Genova is an American neuroscientist and author. She wrote 'Still Alice', a novel charting a Harvard Professer's life who discovers she has early onset Alzheimer's disease. The book was made into a film in 2014 and won an Academy Award.
Watch the clip below of Lisa explaining in simple terms and easy diagrams how the disease develops and affects the brain and also, what steps we can all take to help prevent it taking hold.
Lisa's fun and easy-going approach will make this an invaluable resource for care-givers and anyone wanting to fully understand about Alzheimer's.
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